United States presidential elections in Nebraska

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Nebraska, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1867, Nebraska has participated in every U.S. presidential election. Since 1992 Nebraska has split its electoral votes between congressional districts.[1]

Winners of the state are in bold.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 495,961 58.75 Hillary Clinton 284,494 33.70 - 5
2012 Barack Obama 302,081 38.03 Mitt Romney 475,064 59.80 - 5
2008 Barack Obama 333,319 41.60 John McCain 452,979 56.53 - 5 Electoral votes split, four to McCain, one to Obama.
2004 George W. Bush 512,814 65.90 John Kerry 254,328 32.68 - 5
2000 George W. Bush 433,862 62.25 Al Gore 231,780 33.25 - 5
1996 Bill Clinton 236,761 34.95 Bob Dole 363,467 53.65 Ross Perot 71,278 10.52 5
1992 Bill Clinton 217,344 29.40 George H. W. Bush 344,346 46.58 Ross Perot 174,687 23.63 5
1988 George H. W. Bush 398,447 60.15 Michael Dukakis 259,646 39.20 - 5
1984 Ronald Reagan 460,054 70.55 Walter Mondale 187,866 28.81 - 5
1980 Ronald Reagan 419,937 65.53 Jimmy Carter 166,851 26.04 John B. Anderson 44,993 7.02 5
1976 Jimmy Carter 233,692 38.46 Gerald Ford 359,705 59.19 - 5
1972 Richard Nixon 406,298 70.50 George McGovern 169,991 29.50 - 5
1968 Richard Nixon 321,163 59.82 Hubert Humphrey 170,784 31.81 George Wallace 44,904 8.36 5
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 307,307 52.61 Barry Goldwater 276,847 47.39 - 5
1960 John F. Kennedy 232,542 37.93 Richard Nixon 380,553 62.07 - 6
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 378,108 65.51 Adlai Stevenson II 199,029 34.49 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[b]
- 6
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 421,603 69.15 Adlai Stevenson II 188,057 30.85 - 6
1948 Harry S. Truman 224,165 45.85 Thomas E. Dewey 264,774 54.15 Strom Thurmond - 6
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 233,246 41.42 Thomas E. Dewey 329,880 58.58 - 6
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 263,677 42.81 Wendell Willkie 352,201 57.19 - 7
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 347,445 57.14 Alf Landon 247,731 40.74 - 7
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 359,082 62.98 Herbert Hoover 201,177 35.29 - 7
1928 Herbert Hoover 345,745 63.19 Al Smith 197,959 36.18 - 8
1924 Calvin Coolidge 218,585 47.09 John W. Davis 137,289 29.58 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 106,701 22.99 8
1920 Warren G. Harding 247,498 64.66 James M. Cox 119,608 31.25 - 8
1916 Woodrow Wilson 158,827 55.28 Charles E. Hughes 117,771 40.99 - 8
1912 Woodrow Wilson 109,008 43.69 Theodore Roosevelt 72,681 29.13 William H. Taft 54,226 21.74 8
1908 William H. Taft 126,997 47.60 William Jennings Bryan 131,099 49.14 - 8
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 138,558 61.38 Alton B. Parker 52,921 23.44 - 8
1900 William McKinley 121,835 50.46 William Jennings Bryan 114,013 47.22 - 8
1896 William McKinley 103,064 46.18 William Jennings Bryan 115,007 51.53 - 8
1892 Grover Cleveland 24,943 12.46 Benjamin Harrison 87,213 43.56 James B. Weaver 83,134 41.53 8
1888 Benjamin Harrison 108,425 53.51 Grover Cleveland 80,552 39.75 - 5
1884 Grover Cleveland 54,391 40.53 James G. Blaine 76,912 57.31 - 5
1880 James A. Garfield 54,979 62.87 Winfield S. Hancock 28,523 32.62 James B. Weaver 3,950 4.52 3
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 31,915 64.7 Samuel J. Tilden 17,413 35.3 - 3
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 18,329 70.68 Horace Greeley 7,603 29.32 - 3
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 9,772 63.9 Horatio Seymour 5,519 36.1 - 3
Presidential elections in Nebraska
Map of the United States with Nebraska highlighted
No. of elections38
Voted Democratic7
Voted Republican31
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate24
Voted for losing candidate14

References

  1. ^ 270 to win; Nebraska

Notes

  1. ^ For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.
  2. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
1868 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1868 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Nebraska was won by Ulysses S. Grant, formerly the 6th Commanding General of the United States Army (R-Ohio), running with Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax, with 63.91% of the popular vote, against the 18th governor of New York, Horatio Seymour (D–New York), running with former Senator Francis Preston Blair, Jr., with 36.09% of the vote.

1876 United States presidential election in Nebraska

In the 1876 United States presidential election, Nebraska voted for the Republican nominee, Ohio Governor Rutherford B. Hayes, over the Democratic nominee, New York Governor Samuel J. Tilden by a margin of 29.4%.

With 64.70% of the popular vote, Nebraska would be Hayes' second strongest victory in terms of percentage in the popular vote after Vermont.

1880 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1880 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Rhode Island voted for the Republican nominee, James A. Garfield, over the Democratic nominee, Winfield Scott Hancock. Garfield won the state by a margin of 30.25%.

With 62.87% of the popular vote, Rhode Island would be Garfield's second strongest victory in terms of percentage in the popular vote after Vermont.

1884 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1884 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 4, 1884, as part of the 1884 United States presidential election. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska voted for the Republican nominee, James G. Blaine, over the Democratic nominee, Grover Cleveland. Blaine won the state by a margin of 16.78%.

With 57.31% of the popular vote, Rhode Island would prove to be Blaine's fourth strongest victory in terms of percentage in the popular vote after Vermont, Minnesota, Kansas and Rhode Island.

1892 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1892 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 8, 1892. All contemporary 44 states were part of the 1892 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by the Populist nominees, James B. Weaver of Iowa and his running mate James G. Field of Virginia. Weaver and Field defeated the Republican nominees, incumbent President Benjamin Harrison of Indiana and his running mate Whitelaw Reid of New York.

1896 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1896 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 3, 1896. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1896 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by the Democratic nominees, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate Arthur Sewall of Maine. Four electors cast their Vice Presidential ballots for Thomas E. Watson.

1900 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1900 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 6, 1900. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1900 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President William McKinley of Ohio and his running mate Theodore Roosevelt of New York.

1904 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1904 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 8, 1904. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1904 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt of New York and his running mate Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana.

1908 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1908 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 3, 1908. All contemporary 46 states were part of the 1908 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by the Democratic nominees, former Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate John W. Kern of Indiana.

1912 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1912 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose eight representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (D–Virginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 43.69% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (P–New York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 29.13% of the popular vote and the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (R–Ohio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 21.74% of the popular vote.

1932 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1932 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 8, 1932, as part of the 1932 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose seven representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Speaker John Nance Garner, with 62.98% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Herbert Hoover (R–California), running with Vice President Charles Curtis, with 35.29% of the popular vote.

1936 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1936 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 3, 1936, as part of the 1936 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose seven representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Vice President John Nance Garner, with 57.14% of the popular vote, against Governor Alf Landon (R–Kansas), running with Frank Knox, with 40.74% of the popular vote.

1940 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1940 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose seven representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by Wendell Willkie (R–Indiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 57.19% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 42.81% of the popular vote.With 57.19% of the popular vote, Nebraska would prove to be Willkie's second strongest state in the 1940 election in terms of popular vote percentage after neighboring South Dakota.

1944 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1944 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose six representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by Governor Thomas E. Dewey (R–New York), running with Governor John Bricker, with 58.58% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Senator Harry S. Truman, with 41.42% of the popular vote.With 58.58% of the popular vote, Nebraska would prove to be Dewey's second strongest state after Kansas.

1952 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1952 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose six representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Nebraska was won by Columbia University President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–New York), running with Senator Richard Nixon, with 69.15% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator John Sparkman, with 30.85% of the popular vote.

With 69.15% of the popular vote, Nebraska would be Eisenhower's fourth strongest state after Vermont, North and South Dakota

1972 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1972 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 7, 1972, as part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose five representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by incumbent President Richard Nixon (R–California), with 70.5% of the popular vote, against George McGovern (D–South Dakota), with 29.5% of the popular vote.In a state that would reflect McGovern's national results, the Democratic nominee did not win a single county in Nebraska.

1980 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1980 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose 5 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by a 39.5-point landslide.With 65.53% of the popular vote, Nebraska would prove to be Reagan's third strongest state after Utah and Idaho.

1992 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1992 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 46.58% of the popular vote over Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 29.40%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 23.63% of the popular vote. Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating both incumbent President Bush and Perot.With 46.58% of the popular vote, Nebraska would prove to be Bush's fourth strongest state in the 1992 election after Mississippi, South Carolina and Alabama.

2020 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 2020 United States presidential election in Nebraska is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 United States elections in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will participate. Nebraska voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Nebraska has 5 electoral votes in the Electoral College.As of February 2019, Donald Trump is the declared Republican candidate. A number of Democrats are running or have expressed interest in running, and Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders are among the major declared candidates. Additionally, Kirsten Gillibrand has formed an exploratory committee.

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